ACLAND, Sir Arthur Herbert Dyke (1847-1926)

Scope and Content

Papers of Sir Arthur Herbert Dyke Acland, comprising correspondence with Imperial College administration department, 1907-1926.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born, 1847; educated at Rugby, Christchurch College Oxford; Steward and senior student at Christchurch; Senior Bursar and Honorary Fellow of Balliol College Oxford; Vice-president, Committee of Council on Education, 1892-1895; MP for Rotherham, Yorkshire, 1885-1899; member of the Governing Body, Imperial College, 1907-1925; Chairman, Executive Committee, Imperial College; died, 1926. Publications: include: A Handbook in Outline of the Political History of England ... chronologically arranged with Cyril Ransome (Rivingtons, London, 1882 [1881]); The Education of Citizens. Being the substance of lectures delivered ... to ... Co-operative Societies ... Decr 1882 and January 1883 (Central Co-operative Board, Manchester, [1883]); Working Men Co-operators ... An account of the Artisans Cooperative Movement in Great Britain, with information how to promote it Benjamin Jones (Cassell & Co, London, 1884); A Guide to the Choice of Books editor (E Stanford, London, 1891); Studies in Secondary Education edited with Sir Hubert Llewellyn Smith (Percival & Co, London, 1892); The patriotic poetry of William Wordsworth. A selection, with introduction and notes (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1915).


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Researchers wishing to consult the Archives should first contact the College Archivist, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ, for an appointment.


Sources: Who Was Who (A & C Black, 1947, volume II); British Library On-Line Public Access Catalogue 97; National Register of Archives. Compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

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Custodial History

Accumulated by Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine during the course of business.

Related Material

Address by Sir Arthur Acland, 1920 (ABG) and records of the Governing Body (GB), held at Imperial College. Letters received, 1853-1898, (reference: 15/12), family correspondence, 1864-1906 (reference: 1148M), held at the Devon Record Office; political letters received, 1897-1901, (reference: MSS Eng lett d 81-82), family correspondence (reference: MSS Acland), letters to Herbert Asquith, 1898-1920, (reference: MSS Asquith), correspondence with Lord Bryce, 1885-1919, (reference: MSS Bryce), correspondence with Sir William Harcourt, 1892-1904 (reference: MSS Harcourt), correspondence with Lord Kimberley, 1893 (reference: MSS Eng a 2013-14, b 2047-49, c 3933-4514, d 2439-92, e 2790-97), letters to his father, 1887-1897 (reference: MS Eng lett e 100), held at the Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts; letters, 1877-1902, to Oscar Browning (reference: OB), held at King's College Archive Centre, Cambridge University; letters to Campbell-Bannerman, 1898-1906 (reference: Add MSS 41234-39), correspondence with Lord Gladstone, 1894-1906 (reference: Add MSS 46054-63), correspondence with William Ewart Gladstone, 1886-1894 (reference: Add MSS 44499-789 passim), correspondence with Lord Ripon, 1896-1905 (reference: Add MSS 43637-39), letters to John Alfred Spender, 1899-1922 (reference: Add MSS 46391-93), held at the British Library, Manuscript Collections; letters to David Robert Daniel, (reference: D R Daniel), letters to Thomas Edward Ellis, 1888-1898, (reference: T E Ellis), held at the National Library of Wales, Department of Manuscripts and Records; correspondence with Walter Runciman, 1905-1911, held at the Robinson Library, Newcastle upon Tyne University (reference: WR); correspondence relating to Toynbee Hall, 1886-1890 (reference: A/TOY), held at London Metropolitan Archives; letters to his father, 1859-1898, held at Duke University, William R Perkins Library; correspondence with Lord Rosebery, 1892-1902 (reference: MSS 10090-116 Passim), miscellaneous notes, 1894-1895, (reference: MSS 10145, 10147 Passim), held at the National Library of Scotland, Manuscripts Division; journal (see History of Education Bulletin, 50 (Autumn 1992), p53).